But wait – Part III


But I am still reading “magazines”, and bizarrely I’ve probably spent more on print media this last year than in any other year that I can think of.

I’m buying and reading magazines – no that’s wrong – I now own some great publications that don’t sit around unopened from month to month. Partly because they don’t come out monthly, but also because the content is so good.

In fact in this digital era of Youtube videos and Instagram photos I read lots, I am now reading more than I have done for years.

Alastair Humphreys - around the world by bike
No shredding, sending or roosting here

Filled with great stories and fantastic images I have found the content I want to read. To look at. But mostly I have found the content I want to own.


So Olly Forster (Sender), James McKnight (Hurly Burly), Alastair Humphreys et al keep up the good work.

Links to some “magazines” :

And to the Al Humpreys book store:

btw – I’m still a little bitter that MBR never paid me for those two Soapbox articles and Singletrack said my proposed content was nothing new. I think the truth is the MTB press is a crowded place and because I haven’t been riding since “back in the day” my beard  doesn’t fit.

My place is here, giving my own biased opinion and as an average bloke who likes to ride bikes and blog about it every now and again.

If you enjoyed these 3 posts please share them. If you didn’t like them comment and troll me below, its just my opinion in the end.

Part I – I’ve been wondering
Part II – So now what

The DownHill Yearbook – your new Christmas Annual?


I used to love getting a new “annual” for Christmas. Star Wars, Beano, Batman – whatever it was it would keep me occupied for weeks.  New comic strips, pictures to colour in, trivia, character bios, competitions etc.  It became an easy item for my Christmas list and would go in pride of place on my book shelves as my collections would grow.

Times change and I don’t get annuals for Christmas anymore for obvious reasons, I don’t really read comics but I am tempted to start on The Walking Dead…  But what has just been launched from some MTB industry folk – photographers and journos from the likes of DIRT, is what I hope will become my new Christmas Annual.

I give you Hurly Burly…. Well I don’t, but you know what I mean…

With contributions from – Alan Milway | Martin Whiteley | Nigel Reeve | Rachael Walker | Mike Rose | Victor Lucas | Chris Ball | Chris Kilmurray | Steve Jones | Paul Aston | John Parkin | Boris Beyer | Myriam Nicole | Ben Greenland | Ric McLaughlin

its a 200 page “hit-by-hit account” of the 2016 World Cup series and World Championships.

I’ve ordered mine and can’t wait to thumb through it.. Go find out more and get your copy at:



Photos Courtesy of DownHill YearBook